A Reintroduction

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A Reintroduction

Postby daemox on Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:52 pm

Greetings all!

I've recently made my way back to being a Linux Mint user and I plan to stick around for the foreseeable future and as such I wanted to reintroduce myself.

I had been previously using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as my operating system of choice but began to have problems with aging packages so after some serious considerations regarding my options and their pros and cons I decided to move back to Linux Mint and its regular six month releases.

This choice was due primarily to the extra layer of testing Linux Mint provides from its neat update manager as well as the fact that Ubuntu is upstream (so Linux Mint gets more testing total than Ubuntu as well as provides more time for upstream to work out any remaining launch bugs).

Linux Mint 8 was actually the first GNU/Linux distribution that became less work than Windows for me in the HTPC and general usage realm so I'm quite happy to be back at it. I no longer distro hop and this change wasn't taken lightly, but I've been running it on multiple systems for about a month now and it's been a positive change. Two problems I was having previously were relieved and I appreciate Linux Mint's more moderate changes between LTS releases.

I love Ubuntu and the progress it's brought about for all GNU/Linux users and the marketing it's done, but the changes they push out between LTS releases are too much hassle for me want to deal with on a regular basis! :)

Anyway, I wont bore you all with my ramblings any longer. However, if anyone is interested more in my thought processes about switching back to Linux Mint from Ubuntu LTS I wrote about it here: http://www.spacemonkeynet.org/index.php/topic,96.0.html

Cheers!
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Re: A Reintroduction

Postby Habitual on Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:23 pm

Welcome back home!
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Re: A Reintroduction

Postby jesica on Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:45 am

Hallo and welcome to the forum
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Re: A Reintroduction

Postby Oscar799 on Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:20 pm

Hello daemox,
Welcome Back to Mint Forum :P
There is a lot of useful information for new and not-so-new users here -> viewtopic.php?f=60&p=302358#p302358
We have a Community site http://community.linuxmint.com/
For real-time help and discussion there are IRC channels,open MintMenu>Internet>XChat and you will be automatically connected to #linuxmint-help and #linuxmint-chat
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